August 2016 issue | Archived issues

Increase your productivity and reduce costs

Welcome to our August e-bulletin, bringing you news and information to help your business use energy more productively.


EEC awards - nominations now open

It’s time to get your nominations in for the Energy Efficiency Council’s National Energy Efficiency Awards, which highlight excellence in energy efficiency.

Nominations for ten award categories close at 5pm on 31 August, 2016.


How to halve your computer energy use

The ‘idle power’ of desktop computers costs companies billions of dollars per year in energy costs worldwide.

US not-for-profit organisation the Natural Resources Defense Council outlines how computer energy use could be cut in half by tweaking system power management settings.

Read the report


New training courses

The Energy Efficient Business team is launching a series of new energy efficiency training courses over the next month.

From experienced consultants to businesses that are just starting their energy journey, our introductory, advanced and online courses have been developed to suit your needs.

Energy management (both introductory and advanced), battery storage, energy efficient lighting and commercial refrigeration are among the new courses launching in August.

Starting at $150, these practical and interactive courses are designed to be useful to all businesses – small, medium and large.

A limited number of free places to our pilot sessions are being offered. Please contact Micaela De Rossi to find out more and reserve your place.

Find out more and register

Snapshot of success

“Our energy audit identified savings of almost $60,000 per year. After an audit of four of our sites we implemented an energy action plan across power factor correction, lighting and solar. ” Graeme Croft, compliance manager, Enware.

Energy saving tips for your industry

We’ve developed new webpages to assist businesses in specific sectors easily locate the tools and top tips to be more energy efficient. Check out our page for those in the timber, pulp and paper industries.

Find out more

Hear what one business has achieved

We’ve helped Western Rosella Farming implement solar pumping systems across its Hillston and Hay farms, resulting in lower energy costs for the irrigator.


Watch their story

Upcoming training courses

From the entry level to the more technical, there’s something for everyone looking to make better use of energy.

Find out more

Tools and other resources for your business

We’ve developed a number of tools and resources that will help you with your energy project. Check out our calculators here and our technology and sector guides here. A step-by-step walkthrough on selecting and obtaining the right financing for your project can be found here.



Contact us

The Energy Efficient Business team of the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage offers technology advice, training and assistance with accessing energy efficiency finance. To find out how your organisation can save energy, visit our webpage, email us, or phone 1300 361 967 (ask for the Energy Efficient Business team).


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